About Vermont: Situated in the northeastern part of the United States, Vermont is the sixth smallest and second-least-populous state of the country. It is bordered by the Canadian province of Quebec to the north, Massachusetts to the south, New York to the west, and New Hampshire to the east.
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Vermont was the fourteenth state to be admitted to the union, and was acknowledged on March 4, 1791. The state capital of Vermont is Montpelier, and is the smallest state capital by population in the whole of the United States.
History of Vermont
Native Americans one inhabited the land today known as Vermont, with the population in 1500 CE estimated to be around 10,000. The Battle of Bennington took place in 1777 during the Revolutionary War, and remains one of the most important events in the state's history. During the American Civil War, over 5,000 people were killed or mortally wounded - the largest amount among any state. Today, the state ranks as 34th in per captia GSP. Major industries in Vermont include agriculture, manufacturing, insurance, quarrying, and tourism.
Vermont is the 49th largest state in the USA by area, and covers around 9,600 square miles. Its lowest point is Lake Champlain, and its highest point is Mount Mansfield. Vermont borders the state of Massachusetts to the south, New York to its west, New Hampshire to the east (across from the Connecticut River), and Canada to the north. The state has a varied topography, and includes the Green Mountains. It is the only state in New England to not share a border with the Atlantic Ocean.
The Green Mountain State contains several skiing areas which are among the largest in New England. For those who enjoy adventure sports, the Burke Mountain Ski Area, Bolton Valley, Killington Ski Resort, and Sugarbush all offer facilities for skiers and snowboarders. Summer resort towns such as Manchester, Wilmington, and Stowe attract tourists throughout the year, and contain a plethora of hotels, shops, and restaurants. Lake Champlain - which makes up part of the western half of Vermont - attracts tourists and locals who enjoy ice fishing, hiking, and trout fishing. The largest city in Vermont, Burlington, is famous for its local music and arts scene, and contains a number of historic buildings such as The Daniel Webster Robinson House, the Howard Opera House (now a retail district), and the Richardson Building, which was built in 1895. Other sites of interest include the Robert Hull Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont, the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, and the Flynn Center for Performing Arts.
Last Updated : September 11, 2014
Joined the UnionMar 4, 1791
NicknameThe Green Mountain State
Area9,620 sq mi
Highest PointMount Mansfield
Lowest PointLake Champlain
Time ZoneUTC -5/-4